Pakistan extends border closure by two weeks

Pakistan has decided to keep its borders with Iran, Afghanistan and India closed for another two weeks as it stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf announced the decision but added that the government could give special waivers for flights if a country requests to evacuate its stranded citizens in Pakistan.

According to Dr Yusuf, the decision to keep the borders closed was taken at a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) for COVID-19 held on March 26. “All flights will also remain suspended till April 4,” the adviser added.

Source: Express Tribune